I had permanently mounted two internal hard drives following this guide some time ago. Lately I decided to try out both Pantheon and GNOME (disliked both, uninstalled them and stuck with MATE), which revoked my write permissions for both of my drives.
josh@Mercury ~> mkdir /mnt/THINGS/example mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/mnt/THINGS/example’: Permission denied josh@Mercury ~ > mkdir /mnt/PROJECTS/example mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/mnt/PROJECTS/example’: Permission denied josh@Mercury ~ >
I’ve tried using
chown both as root and using
sudo to no avail, and the
fstab entry is the same as it was when I first mounted the drives. I speculate that either one of the two DEs I temporarily installed might have changed something I need to reset, but I have no idea where to look or what it might be.
Here's my /etc/fstab, if it's of any help.
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may # be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if # disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> UUID=48821955-656b-4061-bffd-a1eaeb1241d1 swap swap defaults 0 0 UUID=2f962dd5-4597-49a9-97e1-588b0cb93f64 / btrfs subvol=/@,defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 UUID=2f962dd5-4597-49a9-97e1-588b0cb93f64 /var/cache btrfs subvol=/@cache,defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 UUID=2f962dd5-4597-49a9-97e1-588b0cb93f64 /var/log btrfs subvol=/@log,defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 UUID=c2251f4f-d653-4f18-8a98-76178aa871a6 /home btrfs defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 UUID=32D9-1C12 /mnt/PROJECTS exfat noatime,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,x-systemd.idle-timeout=1min 0 2 UUID=5A59-AD07 /mnt/THINGS exfat noatime,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,x-systemd.idle-timeout=1min 0 2